In the midst of COVID pandemic, people with disabilities have suffered from isolation due to social distancing rules, while limited accessibility of ICT tools, distance learning, and access to information related to COVID-19 have led to a deterioration in their quality of life.
Accessibility is critical to ensuring the full participation of people with disabilities on an equal basis with others. According to the Communication on the European Education Area 2025, systems at all levels should comply with the UNCRPD. Nevertheless, the Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030" indicates that there has been insufficient systematic research on the conditions necessary for learners with disabilities to succeed in education.
ADILE will promote the empowerment and social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs), by promoting the accessibility of ICT tools for distance learning. The project will aim at:
1 - Defining an online educational pathway for PWDs, specifically focused on the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the field of active citizenship, media literacy, democratic values, exercise of rights.
2: Developing an accessible online educational platformdedicated to PWDs, in easy-to-read language, in order to foster equal opportunities for distance learning.
3: Defining an European distance learning model for PWDs.
Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Creation of ADILE Toolkit: an online training course accessible educational materials and resources, directed at o PWDs with the aim of improving their understanding of the world around them and increasing their autonomy.
Educational platform: all the training materials contained in the training course will be made available in the ADILE platform, which will also be The model of accessible distance education proposed and tested by ADILE
Guidelines for the establishment of a European model for accessible distance learning for PWID: ADILE will create a model of distance education that guarantees accessibility, a model that is currently lacking at European level. The guidelines will enable this model to be applied to different contexts in a consistent manner, being directed at …
01/02/2022 – 01/02/2024
Ana Hannotte, EASPD Project Officer email@example.com